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Huntingdon Castle

Tree ID: 2929

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 22-Jul-09

Source of earliest mention: 2009: Tree Register of Ireland


In the grounds is a Yew Walk, once considered to be 600-years old and a survivor from the days of the monastery. Even the 1680 planting date given in the Tree Register of Ireland notes would mean that these trees have grown very slowly. It is known that yews that are managed (those at Painswick in Gloucestershire being a classic example) are small girthed for their age. Is it possible that these were subjected to topiary in their early years? The height of the trees is given as 14m, and a girth of 3m.

Yew trees at Huntingdon Castle:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2929 Huntingdon Castle Notable No data available - view more info